This trip, we decided to locate C. auriculata from Sungai Mador instead which proved to be a much easier option. The river was along the alternative route to Sibu which we missed during our last trip. The C. auriculata could be found growing emersed on the river bank under a big flowering tree . I had seen this species of tree along a few streams in Sarawak but do not know the name, any suggestions?
The leaves of the C. auriculata located in this river did not have the striking markings which were sometimes found on that from other localities. They were greenish in colour both on the upper and undersides and only had light markings.
Sadly, we only managed to locate an unopened spathe.
We also located a few specimens with variegated / albino leaves (due to some sort of deficiency?). My friend told me that some people were willing to pay higher price to purchase such specimens?!?! The question to ask is whether such variegation is stable and permanent?